Grade 9-12 Theater Standard 7

Content Standard

Analyzing, critiquing, and constructing meanings from informal and formal theatre, film, television, and electronic media productions

Achievement Standard

  • Students construct social meanings from informal and formal productions and from dramatic performances from a variety of cultures and historical periods, and relate these to current personal, national, and international issues
  • Students articulate and justify personal aesthetic criteria for critiquing dramatic texts and events that compare perceived artistic intent with the final aesthetic achievement
  • Students analyze and critique the whole and the parts of dramatic performances, taking into account the context, and constructively suggest alternative artistic choices
  • Students constructively evaluate their own and others' collaborative efforts and artistic choices in informal and formal productions

  • Students construct personal meanings from nontraditional dramatic performances
  • Students analyze, compare, and evaluate differing critiques of the same dramatic texts and performances
  • Students critique several dramatic works in terms of other aesthetic philosophies (such as the underlying ethos of Greek drama, French classicism with its unities of time and place, Shakespeare and romantic forms, India classical drama, Japanese kabuki, and others)
  • Students analyze and evaluate critical comments about personal dramatic work explaining which points are most appropriate to inform further development of the work

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